(Regional Council of Basse-Normandie/U.S. National Archives)

69 years ago today the Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy which is now famously known as D-Day. It was the great push on the Western Front to liberate Europe from the evils of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

I don’t hide behind the guise of patriotism. I don’t wave the flag blindly. I think war and belligerence should be the last option.

But without this operation, life as we know it could be a lot different. So I think we should take a moment and remember the significance of June 6.